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MAX KARPEL

PARTNER

ADDRESS

551 Fifth Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10176

DIRECT DIAL

212.880.9883

EMAIL

mkarpel@kkwc.com

Max Karpel advises private investment fund managers on a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including the structuring and formation of new funds, management company structure, seed deals, side letters and employment and equity compensation arrangements. Max also represents hedge funds in connection with corporate and securities transactions. He also represents purchasers and sellers of hedge fund management companies. He also advises non-profit entities in connection with corporate law matters. Max also represents startup companies in connection with private offerings of debt and equity.

A significant part of Max's practice involves Israeli matters. He advises Israeli hedge fund managers in connection with U.S. activities. He also represents U.S. and international investors in Israeli high-tech ventures and Israeli clients raising capital and making investments in the United States and Europe.

Max was named a “New York Super Lawyer” in 2016 and 2015, and was recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2014 and 2013 by New York Super Lawyers.

Representative transactions:

  • Paulson & Co. Inc., on behalf of the several investment funds and accounts managed by it, in connection with its investment in Detour Gold Corporation
  • Paulson & Co. Inc., on behalf of the several investment funds and accounts managed by it, in connection with its investment in Caesars Entertainment Corporation
  • Paulson & Co. Inc., on behalf of the several investment funds and accounts managed by it, in connection with its investments in CNO Financial Group, Inc.
  • Elliott Associates, L.P. in connection with Elliott's credit bid with other lenders to acquire certain Delphi assets
  • Elliott Associates, L.P. in connection with its bid to acquire the assets of SemMaterials, L.P. under §363 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Bank Hapoalim B.M., one of Israel's largest banks, in connection with its agreement to acquire 50.01% of NuVerse Advisors LLC, a New York-based investment manager
  • Elliott Associates, L.P. in a proxy contest resulting in the open-ending of The Salomon Brothers Fund, Inc., the oldest and largest closed-end fund in the Citigroup family of funds
  • Invensys plc in its divestment of its shares in Foxboro NMR Ltd.

EDUCATION

New York University School of Law (J.D., 1999)
Staff Editor, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics
Yale University (B.A., 1996)

BAR ADMISSION

2000, New York

LECTURER

"Growing the Israeli Hedge Fund Industry," moderator, June 2013

"Hedge Funds and the Law," Yale Law School course, guest speaker, September 2011

LANGUAGES

Hebrew

MEMBER

New York City Bar Association (Corporation Law Committee, 2009-)
American Bar Association
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